Meet the Team
Shoreline Dental is represented by a group of warm, caring, intelligent and compassionate women. And Cory too. These ladies work hard to make every experience at Shoreline Dental an exceptional one. You can learn a little more about each of them below.
Meghan graduated with honors at the top of her class from Cypress College. She was awarded a scholarship by the Orange County Dental Hygiene Society for her leadership and commitment to her profession. Meghan was born and raised in Yorba Linda and she enjoys meeting new people, being with family and friends, working out, and outdoor activities.
Adrienne brings a lot of experience to our team of hygienists, having started her career in Florida before moving to San Clemente in 2009. Having worked more recently in Dana Point, she comes with multiple honors in her studies and career and earned her Soft Tissue Laser Fellowship Certificate in 2014. She loves to travel and says one of her favorite places to visit is Paris.
Alyssa is a graduate of Concorde Career College and University of Arizona with degrees in Dental Hygiene and Fine Arts. She is a member of the California Dental Hygiene Association and actively takes part in continuing education classes. Her current interest is on advancements in technology and soft tissue laser for her patients. Alyssa has a passion for philanthropic work such as providing care for patients in need, aiding the youth community, and raising money for the American Heart Association. In her free time, she enjoys life as a newlywed, spending quality time with family and friends, as well as traveling the world.
Austin has three years of Dental Hygiene experience and comes expertly trained in many of the latest advances in patient care including Soft Tissue Laser Certification. She has spent time in several parts of California, most recently in Petaluma. She loves being active outdoors including running along the beach and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Emily joined us with over thirteen years of experience in the dental field, having a variety of rolls in both general and specialty dental practices. She was born and raised in south Orange County, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. When she’s not at work, you can find Emily enjoying our beautiful hiking trails, refinishing furniture, or playing her guitar.
Director of Marketing
Rosalind can be found helping out around the front office, but is usually hard at work increasing our marketing endeavors. She brings several years experience in both the dental and hospitality industries. She is a long time San Clemente local having grown up here all her life. She loves to travel with her husband, and looks forward to sharing her globetrotting ways with her young daughter. Be sure to ask her about her many adventures.
Jackie joins our team as Scheduling Coordinator after spending several years in the hospitality industry. As the gatekeeper for our busy schedule, Jackie works diligently to maximize the time of patients and staff alike to ensure that everyone’s time is valued. Jackie grew up as a cross country runner and can be often found wake boarding in her spare time.
Patient Care Coordinator
Summer is most likely the first smiling face you will see when you step into our practice. After spending over 10 years in retail management, she is excited about her new career adventure in dentistry and she is ready to learn! Summer was born and raised in Orange County, and recently just got married right here in San Clemente. When Summer isn’t at work you can find her at the “Happiest Place on Earth” Disneyland, or spending time with her family and friends and playing with her adorable dog Gucci!
Registered Dental Assistant
Natisha has over 10 years of chairside experience as a Registered Dental Assistant. She actually worked alongside Dr. Ritzau years ago while working together at a great office in Riverside before they both have since transitioned to Orange County. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and being in the outdoors.
Registered Dental Assistant
Meia received her official dental assisting license over 10 years ago and has worked in several specialty fields including endodontics and oral surgery. She has spent time in several Western states including Arizona and Washington but currently resides in North County San Diego. She enjoys long rides on the back of her Harley, hot yoga, and spending time as Auntie to her two nieces.
Registered Dental Assistant- Extended Functions
Originally from Portugal, Cathy first came to California as a teenager. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field, recently extending her talents to “Extended Functions”. This means that she is qualified and trained to do even more for our patients! In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her husband and 3 kids keeping busy with their various activities.
Liz is originally from Michigan and moved to the area as her husband was transferred to Camp Pendleton to serve in the USMC. Liz started working in the dental field in 2015, and she offers a variety of skills to contribute to the Shoreline Dental Team. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys playing with her adorable cocker spaniel “Jazzy”!
Registered Dental Assistant
Morgan is another one of our lovely assistants who’s husband was transferred to Camp Pendleton to serve in the USMC. She is originally from Oklahoma and is very new to the dental field getting her RDA in August of this year. What she lacks in experience she makes up for with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn! Morgan is a lover of unlikely animals, so be sure to ask her about the variety of pets she has owned over her lifetime.
Cory has come to wear a lot of hats in the dental office. He may pick up the phone when you call the office or send you one of many letters throughout the year as a patient or new patient. He helps the girls with their technological challenges and helps in the office maintenance along the way. His main goal is to ensure that everyone enjoys their entire experience here at the dental office.
He enjoys socializing with patients and getting to know the many individuals that come through the office door. He also acts as a personal assistant (and husband) to Dr. Ritzau to keep her busy and happy!